What would be some nice companion plants for Poppies?

janie58(5a)March 25, 2010

Hi all,

What would some of you suggest as companion plants lasting summer through fall for both annual and perennial poppies? Thanks :))

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dyhgarden(7b)

Nigella, larkspur, cornflowers are great for spring and early summer here in my zone 7b. Easily sown at the same time. I direct sow seeds for annual poppies and these annuals in November.

Cameron

    Bookmark   March 26, 2010 at 7:03PM
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maureeninmd(z6 MD)

Are you interested in companions that bloom at the same time as the poppies or something that blooms later in the year?

For late summer interest in my garden, nothing beats lilies, especially lilium "Black Beauty". Very easy to grow, but it doesn't take up much space unless it's blooming. I spread them around, wherever there's a "hole" left by spring blooming (and then vanishing) plants like oriental poppies and early-blooming annuals. When the lilies are finished blooming, they don't cast much shade on the re-emerging poppies.

Maureen

    Bookmark   March 30, 2010 at 9:29AM
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